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Spikes defeated by rival Williamsport

State College Spikes

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Kendall Simmons hit a grand slam and Bryson Stott added two home runs as the State College Spikes fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters, 10-3, on Sunday night at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Stott sent his first home run over the left-center field wall in ...

Dewease a lock for Knoxville’s A-main

Local Sports

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Although not at all satisfied with his sprint car’s performance Thursday night, Lance Dewease scored just enough points to lock himself into the Knoxville Nationals A-main Saturday night. The Donnie Kreitz-owned team earns at least $10,000 for making the main ...

Walk-on Johnson quietly makes name for himself at linebacker

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jan Johnson came to Penn State as a walk-on, but he’ll end his career as a two-year starter at middle linebacker for “Linebacker U.” That’s a remarkable achievement, and no doubt Johnson has surprised many people along the way by his success. But when asked if ...

Pages turns game to Spikes

State College Spikes

STATE COLLEGE — Pedro Pages is one of the top catchers in the New York-Penn League and on Friday night, he proved it to all the fans at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pages broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run double, giving the State College Spikes a 5-3 victory over ...

Local track athletes finding success

Local Sports

MOUNT UNION – Much like his track and field career, Tavin McMickens saw the finish line in attending Army West Point. Due to an injury, he just had to take a small detour to get there. The Mount Union Area High School product broke his finger playing football during his senior year of ...

Hidlay to Junior Worlds

Local Sports

From staff reports TALLINN, Estonia — The U.S. will send a talented team of men’s freestyle wrestlers, including Mifflin County graduate and two-time state champion Trent Hidlay, to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia next week. The UWW Junior World ...

Penn State embraces paperless ticketing

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is all but eliminating paper tickets for its sports venues as the fall season begins. The university previously announced it would be fully transitioning to digital ticketing at Beaver Stadium for the 2019 season, although paper tickets were delivered to season ...

Marks among contenders

Local Sports

KNOXVILLE, IA — Brent Marks has a lot to be proud of after a sixth place finish during his preliminary sprint car feature Wednesday night at the Knoxville Raceway. That finish placed him fourth in points and likely into the Saturday night A-main pending Thursday night results. Regardless ...

PSU up to task on defense

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two words are being embraced and emphasized in Penn State’s defensive meeting room: Finishers and closers. “Just having a finisher’s mentality — a mentality to close out teams when we’re up on them,” defensive coordinator Brent Pry said during Penn State’s ...

Franklin spreads positivity

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin heaped praise on junior defensive end Shaka Toney while singling out a handful of players who deserve more attention with Penn State entering fall camp. “On defense, Shaka Toney has got a strong voice with our team,” Franklin said during Saturday’s ...